If so be, you ask me where they do grow?
I answer, there, where my Julia’s lips do smile;
There’s the land, or cherry-isle.
–Robert Herrick (Cherry-Ripe)
The University of Washing Campus is world renowned for their Yoshino Cherry Trees, purchased in the 1939, but moved onto the UW campus in the 1960s due to construction.
Here’s the crazy part: Until MSN ran a few cover photos about cherry blossoms around the world, in which the UW trees made the list along side Japan and Washington DC, I didn’t know these trees were there, approximately 1.2 miles from my front door! I know… sad shake of head. But hello, field trip.